man in ballcap holding bird of preyPhil Roberts holds an American kestrel. The naturalist will present on “Attracting the winged and wild to your backyard” June 21.

Backyard conservation subject of presentation

A presentation Wednesday, June 21, promises a crash course in backyard ecology.

Naturalist Phil Roberts will speak on “Attracting the winged and wild to your backyard” as part of the Alumni Meet-ups series of monthly chats on interesting topics organized by the University of Windsor Alumni Association in partnership with the River Bookshop.

An accomplished wildlife control specialist, ecologist, and avian researcher, Roberts sits on the boards of the Citizens Environment Alliance and Detroit River Canadian Cleanup - Public Advisory Council, and formerly those of the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club and Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation.

His talk will discuss how backyard conservation efforts can help pollinating insects, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, nesting birds, and bats. He will also touch on bird feeding and how to attract more birds to your property.

The event is free and open to all. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Hole in the Wall, the community space above the bookshop at 67 Richmond St. in Amherstburg.

Find more details and register to attend on the event website.